Adolfo Ferrario is a development associate at the National Center for Learning Disabilities. He brings a passion for assisting and advocating for Hispanic/Latino families to the organization. His prior experience at Make-A-Wish, Mid-Atlantic, supported and advocated for Hispanic/Latino families, which has fueled his dedication to creating an equitable and supportive environment for all individuals.
Originally from Santiago, Chile, Adolfo understands the challenges of adjusting to an environment that may not be fully accommodating. This personal experience has instilled in him the importance of having a strong support system to navigate such situations.
At NCLD, Adolfo is responsible for supporting donor relations and stewardship through event management and outreach. He plays a crucial role in planning key cultivation events and coordinating activities across different departments. His dedication to improving the quality of life for children with physical and cognitive disabilities is reflected in his academic achievements, having earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Maryland School of Public Health.
Adolfo’s volunteer work and previous positions have further fueled his passion for helping those with unique abilities, driving him to make equity a personal mission. His commitment to advocacy and support aligns perfectly with NCLD’s mission of creating equal opportunities for individuals with learning disabilities and attention issues.
In his free time, Adolfo finds solace in nature, whether it’s wading through rivers with his fly rod, hiking, or camping with his significant other Amanda, and their young child and dogs Beaux and Stanley. These outdoor pursuits allow him to recharge and find inspiration in the beauty of the natural world.